Need to back off a bit? Our Gentle Yoga incorporates different styles that reduce strain on the body while gently building strength, stamina, and increasing your range of motion. Some classes are focused on the more therapeutic aspects of the physical practice, while others make use of a chair or other props to work poses that may otherwise be too strenuous. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, or you’ve had a tough day, Gentle Yoga might be just what you need.
This practice is a slow flow designed to gently release physical and emotional tensions around the heart. You can expect longer, slower holds in shoulder, upper back and chest openers. Allow the focus and re-focus of your practice to be your deep breathing. Release any blockages by softening on the exhales. Enjoy, yogis!
This is a practice that is all about calming the nervous system. We start with meditation and alternate nostril breathing to tune in and calm the nervous system. Then we move into some very gentle stretches and movement all designed to bring the focus into the body so we can quiet the mind. Whether you're having a day where your mind is racing, you're dealing with anxiety or insomnia, you need a gentle practice before bed. or you simply need an immediate nervous system reset, this is for you.
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana. Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
In the class we target the hips and hamstrings, these are the areas we tend to store stress and tension and it can be difficult to get into the fascia and smaller muscles around theses areas , so prepare to breathe deeply and let go of this unnecessary tension! You will feel amazing when you do!
This practice will guide you through a gentle sequence of yin stretches with plenty of emphasis on the breath. Release blockages and cultivate space and freedom at every level of your being. Enjoy, yogis!
KISS - Keep It Simple, Silly - in your chair when you don't know where to begin a yoga practice. Simply feeling your feet, your breath and your movement will guide you into what is possible in this moment. Let yourself be surprised by how much you can move in a chair and how much strength and confidence you can build. Pay attention to the rhythm of your breath and the river of sensation that is ever present. These simple things can soothe your mind, improve your balance and sense of control over your body as you move through life.
Perfect for end-of-day practice, anytime you're feeling low energy, or when you're coming back from being under the weather like I am! This is a slow and steady session that will open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. The pace is slow, the holds are long, the breath is the focal point. Be kind to yourself, it's important :)